Reuben is one of those bands that have come from similar stables as Hell for Heroes and Hundred Reasons but unlike their counterparts they haven't succumbed to the dreaded second album syndrome, where they fail to create a gripping second album and instead create a the musical equivalent of turd.
Reuben's second alum is simple x-rated rock. From the get go songs such as "A kick in the mouth" and their current single "Blamethrower" grab you by the nuts and hoons you into a the path of a runaway circus elephant.
Reuben have lost none of their raw and brutal sound and even the softer melodic songs such as "Nobody loves you like I do" have a melancholy rawness to them, yet despite the brutality of their songs there is a subtle tenderness to the lyrics - but by doing so they have fallen into the pun gee pit of soppy emo lyrics aka MCR syndrome. But it seems this is the only snitch in what is an epic second album.
It seems that Reuben have grown up and have discovered the delights of operating heavy machinery whilst under the influence of alcohol.